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Community College of Philadelphia Demographics & Diversity

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Community College of Philadelphia are predominantly Black with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 80% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Community College of Philadelphia is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Community College of Philadelphia students
Race Percent of Students
White 20%
Black 44%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 12%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 78% more female students than male students enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Community College of Philadelphia has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Community College of Philadelphia students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Community College of Philadelphia students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,001
Women 10,671

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Community College of Philadelphia serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Community College of Philadelphia students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$42,303 per year

70% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 44.3%
Part time Undergrads 71.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215239 IPEDS survey data for Community College of Philadelphia.